5 Great Movies You Can See In UK Cinemas This Week


The UK’s cinema industry is in crisis, as a procession of movie studios have pulled their films from theatrical release, leaving movie theatres in limbo.

But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see at the cinema. From movie classics to brand-new masterpieces, there’s just as much on at your local screen as ever before.

So if you want to help #saveourcinemas, check out one of these 5 great movies you can see in UK cinemas this week.

5. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

One of cinema’s all-time greats is even better on the big screen. Winner of the ‘Big 5’ Academy Awards including Best Picture, Jonathan Demme’s exhilarating and desperately dark thriller is an undeniable masterpiece.

Complete with stunning performances from Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, as well as a spell-binding crime story, The Silence Of The Lambs is an intoxicating experience that’s only exacerbated by the majesty of the big screen.

Read a full review here.

4. Eternal Beauty (2020)

Starring an ensemble of all-star British actors including Sally Hawkins, David Thewlis, Billie Piper, Penelope Wilton and more, Eternal Beauty is a unique joy that only comes around once in a while.

Director Craig Roberts’ brilliantly hilarious and powerfully insightful perspective on living with mental illness is achingly beautiful, bolstered by a career-best performance from Sally Hawkins. It’s a wonderful example of British cinema at its best, and it’s a darkly funny and powerfully uplifting film that’s not to be missed.

Read a full review here.

3. Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020)

It may have been nearly 30 years since their last adventure through time and space, but Bill & Ted are in excellent form once again in this delightfully silly and brilliantly funny movie.

Blissful escapism in its purest form, Bill & Ted Face The Music is full of fun-loving comedy, crazy sci-fi and rocking music that will strip all your troubles away in the blink of an eye. It’s a silly as can be, but to spend 90 minutes in a cinema transported to a land where everything is so much fun? That sounds like paradise to me.

Read a full review here.

2. On The Rocks (2020)

The new film from director Sofia Coppola, On The Rocks is a wonderfully funny comedy-drama, starring Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans and Bill Murray.

The story of a woman who suspects her husband of having an affair, Sofia Coppola tells an insightful and emotional story with a dose of gorgeous humour, as well as the calming rhythm of a great Woody Allen movie. Meanwhile, Bill Murray operates at the height of his powers as a manipulative but charming older man, who is an irresistible joy to spend an hour and a half with.

Read a full review here.

1. Rocky (1976)

Known as the greatest underdog story ever told, Best Picture winner Rocky is as inspiring and uplifting as cinema can be.

With a gorgeous and heartfelt story of persistence and ambition, the film is as intimate and delicate as it is a hard-nosed action movie. With its triumphant musical score, electrifying montages and a classic performance from Sylvester Stallone, it’s a film that will make your heart soar like few others, making it a unique joy to experience on the big screen.

Read a full review here.


About Author

The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com